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Old 11-15-2010, 07:00 PM   #81
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Got some more done with the water system. Picked up a Bosch GL4 Ariston 4-Gallon Point-of-Use Indoor Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater and cut the hole for the grey water tank. Was concerned the dump valve would stick out too far but doesn't look to bad. Still have to finish the water lines and sink plumbing but have all the parts I need for it. More pictures on my blog
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:34 PM   #82
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Got myself a brand new 70" jack-knife sofa for $200 from a guy that pulled it out of a 2011 TT. Got to love those craigslist deals
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:09 PM   #83
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Think I have mostly finished the water system in my bus, next will be the power system. Also completed base for jack-knife sofa. More pics on my blog.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:22 AM   #84
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What is that pipe sticking up but connecting to nothing for?
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:49 AM   #85
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What is that pipe sticking up but connecting to nothing for?
Do you mean the Air Admittance Valve (http://www.ipscorp.com/studor/minivent)? It allows me to have a vent for my grey water without running a vent pipe through the roof.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #86
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What is that pipe sticking up but connecting to nothing for?
Do you mean the Air Admittance Valve (http://www.ipscorp.com/studor/minivent)? It allows me to have a vent for my grey water without running a vent pipe through the roof.
Also called a "Cheader" (correct) or "Cheater" (incorrect but what folks think they hear) valve. Handy little suckers if you aren't going thru the roof. Often used in kitchens in conjunction with a Dishwasher and placed thru the countertop. Many older homes don't have a wet vent in the plumbing close to the kitchen sink so when someone adds a dishwasher to the setup, it doesn't drain properly. This is a way to "cheat" and get around installing the needed wet vent.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:14 PM   #87
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Love it! Have you tested it yet? Any smells?
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:53 PM   #88
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Love it! Have you tested it yet? Any smells?
Have not tested it yet but have high hopes it will work for my small system.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #89
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Ended up paying a local RV parts store to install my new AC unit and having same metalshop that made my rear deck fabricate a slide system for to place my generator under the bus and carrier for my scooter off front bumper. Have updated pictures of bus on my blog site. http://stopbit.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #90
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Made a little more progress. Got the generator and scooter mount made and installed at metal shop. I have started on electrical system as well. More pics on my blog site.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #91
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Hey, give me back my generator! Love the mount, kinda wish I had the room to do that.

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I do have room. I can do that up the front on one side. Lets have details, especially since my generator is the same as yours.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:18 AM   #92
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Wish I could take credit for it but I had Mark@ http://www.bluedragonmetalworks.com/ do all the metal work for me. My new job has me doing alot of travel and didn't want to loose to much time on bus build. Plus he did a better job than I could have ever done.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:08 AM   #93
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Total for both the generator mount and scooter/motorcycle carrier was about $1300. Would have been alot cheaper if I would have painted and installed them myself but with all my crazy work hours and traveling just had him do it all. The heavy duty rails where close to $200 dollars themselves. I belive it would of cost about $550 or $600 for the generator mount installed by itself but added the front mounted carrier for my scooter after not having alot of luck finding a premade one that fit my needs. He also is the guy that made and installed my rear deck and storage box.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:03 AM   #94
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Hey Stopbit --- Great looking Shorty you working there! And I really like the rail system on your gen. I am hoping to install something similar for mine as well as the batteries. Also plan on a rear "porch" similar to what you have there. Hey, with a "shorty", you gotta invent places to put things (and mine is even shorter than yours). Keep up the good work and pix.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:38 PM   #95
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looks great, Im almost done my generator bay something simlar to yours, anyway did you run another exhaust pipe for the generator?, or just letting it run under the bus, also are you planning on running it as you drive? I will be for the a\c to be able to run
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:26 PM   #96
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Looking Good!

You have about the same amount of room in there as I do with Pit Stop (she came with the name) Good size for one or two people, without tripping over each other.
I wish you well, and envy you your running bus.

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:41 PM   #97
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The exhaust was extended to go strait down instead of out the side of the generator. Will try to get a pic of it next time I'm working on the bus. I will mainly use it for powering the Air while driving since my current plan is to mainly camp at Missouri State parks that have 30amp hookups but is always nice to have backup power in case that is not available or working.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:38 AM   #98
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I have that same generator and it struggles to start up my 15,000btu AC unit. How many BTUs is your AC, and how does the generator do in getting it started? Mine runs fine after the startup surge, but sometimes the surge will kill the generator. I just got a hard start capacitor and will install in an attempt to solve the problem, but I'm curious about your experience.

Thanks for posting, I like that mounting job and will probably do something similar on my bus.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:08 PM   #99
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My AC unit is 13.5k BTU so hoping it can handle startup. I have not finished my electrical system so have not had a chance to test starting AC with genny yet.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:36 PM   #100
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wow really like your bus, and progress ive had some health issues so put a halt on mine but looking at your build got me exited about mine again!! love the paint to how much did it run?
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